While we were at the school, the seniors had to write a letter to themselves to be read at their 10 year reunion. They had to make 10 year predictions and that sort of thing. I started thinking about where I would be in 10 years, and then, when I realized that would be when I am 30, I stopped thinking.
I can't believe I have changed so much in just the 3 years since high school, and I truly can't imagine the next 10. In fact, this thought is pretty scary.
However, I started this off with the theme of summer. The seniors are graduating and about to enjoy their last summer together before college. I am prepping for my summer as the Site Director at a day camp and the summer before my student teaching. And of course, I am celebrating summer with my favorite summer treat: Ice Cream! So, here's to an amazing summer full of friends and family because they are the most important people and they are the ones who have helped me to change and grow in the past three years, and they are the ones who will continue to support and love me through the next 10.
Now go eat ice cream.
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup half and half
1 1/2 cups skim milk
8 oz milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
4 egg yolks
Mix-in: Any cookie crumbled up...I used these made with white, milk, and dark chocolate chips
1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, mix cream, half and half, and chocolate chips. Microwave on high until the chocolate is melted. Stir ever 30 seconds.
2. Heat the milk, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan on the stove until the sugar is melted.
3. In another medium bowl, beat the egg yolks. Pour the milk mixture into the egg mixture slowly and whisk constantly. Once combined, pour everything back into the saucepan and continue to heat and stir until the mixture thickens.
4. When the egg/milk mixture is thickened, pour through a sieve into the cream/chocolate mixture. Stir everything together and then cover and cool in the refrigerator for as long as possible, preferably overnight.
5. Freeze the ice cream mixture in your ice cream maker according to the directions. Place the frozen ice cream in a container, fold in the cookie pieces, and freeze to set.